Germy's Dalek Project part 4
At the end of part 3 of my Dalek project I was about to embark on painting
the 60 Daleks for the Renegade faction. I was on a tight schedule to
get these finished so quickly started on the neck, arms and eye stalk.
These got painted black with the arms and eye stalk getting a drybrush
of Gun Metal. I had left the body nodules to last because I had been
able to paint them quite quickly on the Time War Daleks.
However when I took a paintbrush to them I quickly realised the error I had made. With the Time War Daleks I was painting light gold over darker gold. The colours blended well so that you could not see when I had not covered the nodule completely or where I had run onto the body.
With the Renegade faction I was painting black nodules onto a grey body.
The first two Daleks took nearly 10 minutes each to paint and showed
up ever mistake with the paintbrush! I needed to find some way of painting
2880 nodules in one sitting, from nowhere I had the idea of using a
hollow tube to dip in paint and then use a bit like a rubber stamp on
each nodule. It was such a success I made a video showing how to do
it for others to follow.
Having managed to paint the Renegade faction I turned my attention
to making some scenery. I had some old Robogear sets laying around
and so finally put some together for the Dalek game. It fits together
quite well but once assembled I did apply a little bit of glue to
make it solid. I went for a simple metal paint scheme for this piece
I wanted something very Dalek in style as a terrain piece and that opportunity came thanks to a fellow gamer was giving away a number of plastic Daleks and threw in a larger Dalek which also appeared on the cover of the magazine. I put this generous freebie to good use.
I stuck the Dalek to a polystyrene base and set about distressing both parts to give the impression of crumbling ancient stone.
I stuck to a sandstone colour scheme for the statue starting
with a base coat of Khaki before a brown wash and hightlighted
with sand and linen colours from the Coat D'arms range of paints.
Obviously I'm biased but I think it came out quite well.
And so that is where I stopped on this project. All that
was left was to do battle. There were moments when I didn't
think I would finish it. I do still have to return to the
idea of doing special weapons Daleks to give a bit of variety.
But for now I will leave you with the group shot of all 120
Daleks and the first Battle Report of Dalek